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Old 06-07-2012, 08:37 AM
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“It’s changed quite a bit since I last saw it,” she said.

“Yes,” Phil Richards replied. “It went from six inches to this.”

Everyone laughed. Then the Queen turned to her representative in Canada.
Please tell me I'm not the only one who had a little giggle at this comment?
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:58 PM
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A better look at the painting: Diamond Jubilee portrait

Some interesting info. on the portrait:


. . . The painting includes a number of symbolic elements that represent aspects of Her Majestys 60 years of service to Canada.

For example, Her Majesty is depicted wearing her Canadian honours.

Resting against two Victorian ink pots is a copy of the British North America Act of 1867 that was signed by Queen Victoria and repatriated in 1982 during Her Majestys reign.

The vase is embossed with The Queens Canadian Diamond Jubilee Emblem. Painting of Her Majesty - About the Diamond Jubilee - Diamond Jubilee


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PM attends unveiling of new Canadian portrait of The Queen and announces Canada's contribution to the Diamond Jubilee Trust - Prime Minister of Canada
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:09 PM
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Canadians warm to Prince Charles
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Prince Charles - the future king of England - has a few more admirers on this side of the pond than he did a year ago, according to a new poll from Ipsos Reid. While the majority of Canadians (54 per cent) still would like to see the 63-year-old Charles step aside in favour of allowing his son, Prince William, to take the throne, that number is down. Just last year, 60 per cent wanted Charles to take a pass on the succession.

The numbers show the image shift seems to be working - particularly among young Canadians. While 60 per cent of Canadians over age 55 would prefer to see Prince William wear the crown, younger Canadians are split down the middle. They are "much more supportive" of the idea of Charles as king, with half firmly in his camp.

The poll also shows that while 61 per cent Canadians - across age groups - believe Canada should maintain its ties to the monarchy after the Queen dies, new Canadians (63 per cent) are more likely to support the monarchy in Canada. Wright said "new Canadian citizens are looking for icons that they can actually hang onto in order to become more Canadian." Support for maintaining a constitutional monarchy was highest in Alberta with 77 per cent, and lowest in Quebec, where only 28 per cent of people support the Queen's claim in Canada.
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Popular Royalism in the Novels of Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables to Pat of Silver Bush -Part 4 of my 4 part series about the royal history of Canada's maritime provinces.

The Royal History of Canada’s Maritime Provinces Round 4: Royalty in the Novels of Lucy Maud Montgomery | Carolyn Harris: Royal Historian
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Governor General to Unveil Canada Post Stamp Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation:

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, along with Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post, will unveil a postage stamp commemorating the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 10 a.m-

New Canadian Stamp To Honour Queen Elizabeth
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Monarchy’s role in government: Most Canadians want fixes, but how?
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Dman - thanks for this excellent and informative article. Those of us who read it will no longer make flip comments about the issue. Hint hint.

I find that here in America, we often are offered the argument "it would take a constitutional amendment" as a reason to not even try for reforms. Sadly - we buy that as credible. In fact, there were 6 amendments enacted in the last 50 years (here) of the 20 century. Several of these related to how we select our President, an issue relatively as important as the role of the monarch.

Of course, our current national Congress is so ineffective that they seem only to be motivated by interruptions to their ease of travel.

Modern companies look to "Best Practices" of other companies in order to generate change, efficiency and effectiveness. I find that when I look at the Constitutional issues and practices of other countries, it's possible to see the different way governments can be effective. Not that I think Constitutions should copy one another - but rather they can serve as platforms for different ideas and reforms.

Sorry for the rant. I WAS a good article and it will be interesting to see Canadians work through the issue.
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Governor General David Johnston has stripped Conrad Black of his Order of Canada: Official Press Release

Canada strips former publisher Conrad Black of honors | Reuters

. . . The government on Friday terminated his appointment as an officer of the Order of Canada, which recognizes a lifetime of high achievement and merit.

It also removed him from the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, ostensibly a group of cabinet ministers and other prominent Canadians appointed to advise Queen Elizabeth, Canada's head of state, though for distinguished individuals outside of the cabinet it is mainly a mark of honor.


Conrad Black removed from the Order of Canada and stripped of Privy Council position | National Post

. . . In 2012 comments to the National Post, Mr. Black said he was fighting to keep the Order as a matter of principle. “Whether I am actually an officer of [the Order of Canada] is not especially important, but the process is,” Mr. Black said in a 2012 email to the National Post, “and no one should be threatened with deprivation of such an honour on the basis of anonymous officials in a secret proceeding slavishly following a rogue foreign judge, in a, to say the least, unrigorous finding.”
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Not sure if this has been posted here, but there's currently an attempt being made to remove the pledge to the Queen from the new citizenship oath for new Canadians.

http://www.theprovince.com/touch/story.html?id=9714583
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